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June 24th is our national day for us, Quebecois and we skipped the celebration to do some park trips in the US !

 

We first went to Old Orchard beach to get a tan and do some swimming but the temperature was in the low 60's... not a great day to swim in the Atlantic ocean. Palace Playland, a ghetto Santa Cruz boardwalk amusement park was next to the beach but 5.50$ to ride a Galaxi coaster, no thanks ! I guess I'm just not the credit whore I used to be !

 

Mike and I went to Funtown for the first time in the late afternoon (18$ admission). I was a nice pretty park with old rides and Excalibur was really fun.

 

Here's the pics of Funtown / Splastown.

 

My love for CCI rollercoasters keeps growing with Excalibur ! I just can't wait to be in the park and ride it !

 

The park has a nice entrance, I expected it to be a lot more ghetto-ish.

 

Of course nobody was in the waterpark, it was so cold that day !

 

The Galaxi rollercoaster was so rusty and thanks god this car wasn't on the tracks !

 

Mmmmmm the cars are in pretty sorry state but I'll gladly risk my life for the credit!

 

Suburb house theming

 

The Excalibur station is nice and there was almost no line !

The rated#10 by AMUSEMENT BUSINESS banner is really funny !!!

 

The ride was running really smoothly thanks to new retracking this year and the trees have grown and they are mostly adult size trees, it's almost a terrain forest coaster now The first part of the ride is fun, filled with airtime and great drops but the second part has no speed and just twist around and doesn't provide any airtime, speed, lateral or fun.

I still give a 7.5/10 rate for this ride.

 

I'm a CCI / Gravity group fanboy

 

Mike doesn't like spinning flatrides so he decided to sleep while I ride.

 

I'm happy, there's no line!

 

The ride cycle was very long, more than 5 minutes. A great ride with great operations!

 

The Log flume was really fun and you get wet if you sit on the first row !

 

I'm a log flume enthusiast

 

Mike doesn't want to spray water on the family... I say GO FOR IT!

 

Oh yeah we got them wet !

 

Our wet riders ! (the girl in yellow is like : WTF you morons!)

 

It's an indoor scrambler but we skipped it... we are not fan of Scramblers!

 

I miss the turkey titl-a-whirl at Holiday world!

 

Picnic table covers ! I just found me a new favorite park !!!

 

Me and the Photo spot sign

 

The drop tower had a great drop but I was a little anxious to lose my feet ! (I know it's not an Intamin one but who knows it has cables too...)

 

Six Flags New England !

 

We went to SFNE on sunday and we had a blast ! I'm glad we didn't go there one day earlier, the trip report from Derek looks really bad !

 

Crowds were not too bad ! Our longest wait was for Superman and it was about 40 minutes. Two trains operations with not much stacking!

 

We rode Superman first at the opening, an about 15 minute wait for the front row. It was an awesome ride like usual filled with airtime and great positives G forces.

 

I wanted to rent a Q-Bot when I saw the crowds wanting to get in but I'm short on cash so I'll wait in the regular lines ! I was glad later I didn't rent one !

 

Wow the ride operators have Superman red cape! They look great with it.

 

Prepare to fly !

 

First train of the day riders!

 

It was time to get wet !

 

Well we didn't get wet at all

 

Pandemonium had slows dispatches like usual but it was the greatest ride we had on it, it just never stopped spinning!

 

 

No wonder the Cyclone has empty seats... it never ran that bad ! Trims were on so hard I thought we would not make it ! Where is the agressive ride it once was ???

 

It was our first time on Catapult. Strangely, Mike loved it and I hated it ! Way too much intense !

 

I'm so glad Panda Express is not at Six Flags New England ! Tasty good food has finally arrived!

 

So much food! We have enough for both of us!

 

Great ambiance

 

Mandatory trash cans shots ! and something you will never see at La Ronde, a clean park.

 

I want to win the moldy Krusty! eurk...

 

This park is looking so good ! I love streamline theming!

 

Wiggles World has infected the place as well

 

Second best thing after Superman Ride Of Steel I want one at home!

 

I love the characters !

 

Time for some floorless goodness!

 

Dispatches for Batman were so bad ! Half empty rows and stacking was the rule! Batman was so shaky and bumpy ! It was worse than Hydra!

 

Time to ride Superman again!

 

It was about a 40 minute wait..not too bad ! Half of the riders were flashpass riders ! It could have been a 20 minute wait without them.

 

We had our best ride ever on Superman ! We had next to last row and the airtime was so strong ! I thought we were on Eltoro !

 

We left SFNE and went to Lake Compounce in the evening...

 

I was our first time at Lake Compounce and I wanted to ride Boulderdash so badly !

 

Lake Compounce was nicely landscaped and operations were really great ! We will be back for sure !

 

Lake Compounce's entrance is really beautiful with the mountain setting.

 

 

We went straight to Boulderdash ! Like I hoped, they were running two trains!

 

This is my kind of line!

 

We waited about 20 minutes for the first row and it was so worth it !

The lift hill into the woods is one of my favorite part of the ride ! It was smooth all the way and filled with ejector airtime ! I thought I was on the Voyage at some point... It has the speed, the trees, the smoothness and the airtime of the Voyage, the only thing missing is some tunnels!

 

Downtime drop tower was fun, but I didn't get airtime on it.

 

Thunder n' lighting entrance was nice, complete with an animatronic weatherman!

 

Wow it's my new favorite flatride ! I had airtime, great speed and the mountain setting and the overview of the park was awesome! The cycle is somewhat too short!

 

Time for Zoomerang! It's a credit after all...

 

I don't remember being THAT happy at Zoomerang !

 

We rode Wildcat in the last row and it was Son of Beast bad ! I thought I was on a jackhammer all the ride and my ribs hurted a lot too ! It's really bad!

 

A park with free soft drinks is a winner park to me !

 

The skyride is great. It's very long, about 20 minutes and it has awesome views ! There's at least 100 loose articles that fell on the ground... a lot of t-shirts and one underwear ! Too bad it was too dark and the pic was all blurry!

 

We ended the last hour riding Boulderdash non-stop ! It was like having it's own ERT with no lines ! At 9pm, it was pitch dark ! We had the continuous two front-row last rides on the yellow train and it was so good ! I can't decide if it's my #1 or #2 wooden rollercoaster now ! Voyage or Boulderdash ???

 

It was that empty ! Unofficial ERT !!!

 

We had a blast this weekend and we are planning to return to Lake Compounce for more night rides this fall for Halloween !

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Great TR. Glad to see some pics of the obscure Funtown and some nice pictures of SFNE and LC.

 

Also, about Wildcat, that bad? Then again, it has Garfield as a mascot. Remember, bad comic strip character = bad ride.

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Now time for my ranting from SFNE fanboys for saying this:

Funtown >> SFNE .

But yeah, Funtown had all of those random "Photo spots" around the place. Funtown, as a park is really good with landscaping all around, some theming, and other than the Galaxi (Which I like to call the Ghettoxi), the park is top notch for a small park.

And I think your underrating Excalibur. I found laterals on every turn and speed all around the place, as well as the airtime filled first half the race though the woods feel. Those reasons made it my #1 coaster.

SFNE is the only place I've been to that I believe I caught on a bad day. While I was still GP when I went, I found the staff rude, all of the rides having slow operations (even thought Thunderbolt was the only ride that I rode that was not a water ride), dirty, and having a parking lot feel to it.

You definitely made SFNE look like a good park, now I just need to find the money to get there.

Lake Compounce is such a beautiful looking park. Thanks for showing the pictures, now I cannot wait for my planned birthday trip there this October.

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Funtown looks nice and all, but dear god, what ever possessed you to want to go to Maine?

 

And after living in New England for 5 years now, I really have to try and get down to Lake Compounce. Given how most CCI woodies tend to age, I'm glad to see that Boulder Dash hasn't gone Ghostrider yet.

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The Excalibur station is nice and there was almost no line !

The rated#10 by AMUSEMENT BUSINESS banner is really funny !!!

 

The ride was running really smoothly thanks to new retracking this year and the trees have grown and they are mostly adult size trees, it's almost a terrain forest coaster now The first part of the ride is fun, filled with airtime and great drops but the second part has no speed and just twist around and doesn't provide any airtime, speed, lateral or fun.

I still give a 7.5/10 rate for this ride.

 

 

you didn't notice the tpr members wearing the tpr shirts in the train. thats me and my wife jody, busted taking a break without cameron to visit funtown.

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Thanks for you great comments guys !

 

Methos : I totally didn't see you t-shirts !! I'm really surprised by your observation ! Sorry if I busted you

 

ahecth : We were supposed to go swimming in the ocean at Old Orchard beach, that was the reason for going to Maine

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And I think your underrating Excalibur. I found laterals on every turn and speed all around the place, as well as the airtime filled first half the race though the woods feel.

 

Unfortunately, the second half of the ride is complete cow manure.

 

1st half of Excalibur = better than average

2nd half of Excalibur = snoozefest

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2nd half is the rough half.

 

i am just messing with you about not saying hi. but now you will have no excuse next time since you know what this manner looks like.

 

larry you still need to call me for some north east coaster fun this summer. i have yet to hit sfne this season.

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